Reese Witherspoon pulled the “don’t you know you I am?!?” card to police after she and her husband were pulled over on Friday and arrested! GASP!

Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth, were arrested and briefly jailed after he was pulled over under suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Atlanta.

The police report stated,

“Mrs. Witherspoon asked, ‘Do you know my name?’ I answered, ‘No, I don’t need to know your name.’ I then added, ‘right now.’ Mrs. Witherspoon stated, ‘You’re about to find out who I am.’ ”

Whoa! Talk about using your celebrity and it backfiring!

Toth, 42, faces a DUI charge after driving in the wrong lane while the super clean-cut Witherspoon, 37, was arrested for disorderly conduct. She was handcuffed after disobeying instruction from the arresting officer to stay inside the vehicle.

Oh Reese! Why didn’t you just be a normal person and keep your mouth shut?

Through her rep, Witherspoon released this statement:

Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said.  It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.

Oops! Despite how many drinks she had, do you think anyone should pull the celebrity card? Do you think this behaviour will tarnish Witherspoon’s reputation?


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. She was drunk and now that she’s sober she realized she acted foolishly. We’ve all had a few too many and done or said something we regret. I admire her for admitting her mistake. She shouldn’t have pulled the celeb card but liquor loosened her lips – it happens.

  2. Dianne / Smilenwaven Reply

    Sure didn’t expect that from her, but what do we know. Yeah… bet she’s pretty red faced – as she should be!

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